If you live in Ohio I hope it is too early in the season for you to be putting this comic latin weedis victorious plant pick in your flower garden. Beware. It won’t be long before the weeds will be victorious if allowed.
Now is a good time to be putting down a pre-emergent in your flower beds.
At our house we use Snapshot which contains the active ingredients isoxaben and trifluralin. Another popular pre-emergent is Preen which contains the active ingredient of trifluralin.
Generally speaking these products do not kill weeds. They simply keep new weeds from sprouting. Don’t use these products on areas seeded with flowers that have not yet germinated. It can be used after flowering plants have germinated and are 2 – 3 inches tall.
Taking the time to put down a pre-emergent now will save you from having to waste time pulling weeds later. Instead you’ll be able to spend more time enjoying your flowers. These products are not labeled for use on all vegetables. Be sure to check the label before applying to a vegetable garden. Also, be sure to check the label to know when it is time for a reapplication.
When in doubt, check the label. Check the label. Check the label. Chemicals can be a great help, but when used carelessly they don’t work properly, or worse, can be harmful.
If by chance weeds become victorious in your yard or garden you know where to find signage for them. Or maybe you have something magnificent that this would be appropriate for.
Which one is your favorite?
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